The Ohio Scenic Rivers Program, Division of Wildlife, and Tiffin/Seneca County Izaak Walton League are partnering with Dr. Mike Hoggarth to provide a free workshop on freshwater mussels. This workshop will be an awesome opportunity for the public, students and professionals to learn more about Northwest Ohio’s freshwater mussels. The Sandusky State Scenic River has several different types of mussels for us to be proud of. A 2017 survey and relocation conducted behind Ballville Dam revealed 11,300 mussels of 14 different species! Mussels play an important role in our aquatic ecosystems in Northwest Ohio. This workshop will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about what mussels do, why they are important, some of the regulatory rules regarding mussels and where to look for them.
When: Saturday, September 15th
Start Time: 9am
End Time: ~2:30pm
Location: Tiffin/Seneca Izaak Walton League Club House
Wading location: Wolf Creek Park in Sandusky County. This is ~9 miles North on OH-53. *Parking will be limited so it would be great if we can carpool
RSVP: Contact Christina Kuchle to let her know you are coming. We only have 30 places available for this unique experience. Christina can be reached at 419-348-5073 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please RSVP by September 7th.
Lunch: The Tiffin/Seneca Izaak Walton League has graciously agreed to serve clam chowder for lunch. Please let Christina Kuchle know if you have any specific dietary requirements.
What to Bring: Be prepared to get into the river. Sunscreen, bug spray, close toed shoes or old tennis shoes for wading in the river, drinking water and a keen eye for spotting mussels in the river.